Deluxe Volcano Tour - Kailani Tours Hawaii
Travel in comfort in brand new Mercedes Sprinter Passenger vans, drive over Saddle Road (2033 m. in elevation) through Parker Ranch, between the largest volcanoes (Mauna Kea and Mauna Loa), and make a brief stop at Mauna Kea State Park for a light lunch. From there, continue along the Saddle and drop down into the historic town of Hilo. The first stop in Hilo is Rainbow Falls! Experience the beauty of a Hawaiian waterfall and take pictures under the mango trees! Passing by downtown, stop at the King Kamehameha statue and pay respects to Hawaii's Great King. Across the bridge and near the airport you will stop for about 20 minutes at Big Island Candies for a bathroom break. While there, guests are able to sample their famous cookies, sip some Kona Coffee, or cool off with an ice cream or smoothie. After that nice break, head directly to one of the world's most-active volcanoes? Kilauea at Hawaii Volcanoes National Park. There, Kailani's guides will show off the amazing landscapes including: Steam Vents, Halemaumau Crater's Smoke Plume, Jaggar Museum's, view of Kilauea Caldera, and Thurston Lava Tube! Just before sunset, enjoy an all-inclusive sit-down dinner at Volcano's finest restaurant - Kilauea Lodge! Choose from three entrees, bread, soups, salads, and a beverage of your choice. After dinner, we'll drive to Jaggar Museum, the best viewpoint for the nighttime glow at Halemaumau Crater! Stargazing added with weather permitting, your guide will show off a beautiful starry sky with a powerful laser pointer.
Operates: Winter Pickup around.: 10:15 AM (Kailua Kona) 11:00 AM (Waikoloa and Kohala) Summer Pickup around.: 11:15 AM (Kailua Kona) 12:00 PM (Waikoloa and Kohala)
Departure Point: Pick up from all major west Hawaii hotels and resorts.
Duration: 12 hours.
Equipment: Mercedes Sprinter 15 Passenger Vans that comes with a state- of -the -art audio and visual public address package.
Capacity: A maximum of 10 passengers to provide plenty of headroom in the cabin.
Lunch: Choice of a Chicken Caesar Wrap with penne pasta or ham and cheese sandwich with penne pasta or a veggie hummus wrap with fruit.
Dinner: Choice of Fresh catch (3 different preparations) or New York Steak (cooked to order) or Eggplant Marinara.
Inclusions: Lunch, dinner, professional guide, a laser pointer for your stargazing portion of the tour along with jackets and a hot beverage.
Serves Alcohol: There is alcohol that is available during the activity.
Foreign Language Translation: Japanese translation is available during the activity.
Handicapped Accessible: Participants who use a walker can go on this tour. Participants who require a wheelchair can go on this tour.
What to Bring: It is recommended that you bring a camera with you. We suggest bringing your camera in a ziplock bag in case you need to protect it from the elements. We recommend that you bring a light sweater or jacket. We recommend that everyone in your group brings sunglasses. We recommend that everyone in your group brings warm clothes.
Restrictions: Children whose age is less than five years old are not permitted on this activity. Cancellations of this reservation cannot be made within forty-eight hours of the scheduled check in time.
This tour is for guests 5 years and older. It does not include lengthy hikes. This tour is not recommended for women who are pregnant or may be pregnant. Passengers travelling with a wheelchair or walker are more than welcome to join our tour. Kailani Tours Hawaii's spacious Mercedes passenger vans provide the ultimate in comfort for guests. No refunds due to weather-related reasons. Although Hawaii is home to the endless summer, there are places and times where the temperature can drop substantially. Weather at the Hawaii Volcanoes National Park can range from 50 to 75 degrees F. Saddle Road temperatures can get even chillier to perhaps 40 degrees F. We recommend wearing comfortable footwear, a hat, sunglasses, and shorts or long pants. Most guests wear a light jacket or bring long pants for after sunset.This tour has a 48 hour cancellation policy. This means that once you're within 48 hours of the start time, the tour the tour is non refundable. If you choose to cancel before this time, the standard 10% cancellation fee will apply. If the vendor needs to cancel your tour because of weather, a mechanical issue or any other reason you will receive a 100% refund of the price you paid.
No Children under 5 years old.
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- # Van
- # 7-15 People
- # Volcanoes National Park
- # 8+ Hours
- # Tours With a Guide
- # Walker Accessible
- # Wheelchair Accessible
- # Hotel Pickup is Available
- # Includes Dinner
- # Includes Lunch
- # Snack Only
- # No Swim Stop Included
- # Alcohol Is Available
- # Relaxed
- # Midday
- # Land
- # Japanese Translation Available
- # 3-5 Year Minimum Age
- # Kona Area
- # Waikoloa Area
There have been 4 reviews written about the Deluxe Volcano Tour with Kailani Tours Hawaii.
Average Product Rating: 5.0 / 5
We had a fantastic time....far better than expected
Small groups ours had 12 including our guide Jim Carey. This was the best tour we have ever been on. Jim knows more about Hawai'i and Polynesian culture and lore then most locals. If you see something and you are wondering just ask him. He knows. Anyone can take this fantastic tour. There is some light hiking but if you don't want to venture far from the sprinter van you will be accommodated. Jim admittedly talks a lot and our group hung on his every word. He does not script the tour. It is based on what his clients would like to know. As you travel down Saddle Rd towards Hilo you will begin to go through the protocols. For the best experience I recommend you follow Jims instructions as he will guide you through this process. Good things come to those who follow the protocol. It also brings your group together. I don't want to give it all away. Take this tour and you might meet Uncle Jim. Aloha.
This was the best tour I have ever been on. In fact we had to drive our car back to the location and that owner of this company sat in our car and gave us a personal tour guide until were able to get on the tour bus. Chris that owner is very knowledgeable about Hawaii, and was able to answer all questions. He went as far as even showing us plants and there uses for the natives. I highly recommend this tour anyone considering it. You will be impressed as well as dinner. Thank You.
Took this tour Wednesday Sept 14th, 2016 Our tour guide was Jim Carey and he was fabulous! He went out of his way to make sure that this was a life time experience. You can tell by his detailed information and attitude that this job is his definite calling. Thanks Jim and Kailani Tours! You will always be first on my list!